Personal data
Ora Renagi
Educational relations
Department memberships: 
Vice Chancellor's Office
Organization Structure: 
Deputy VC
Staff Category: 
Senior Executives
Deputy VC

I joined Unitech as a cadet for the Department of Applied Physics on 7 February 1983 while been a 3rd year student at UPNG studying for a degree in pure physics. I was sent to Monash University, after graduating in 1985, taking preliminary Masters in solid state physics for a year and a half. I joined the Applied Physics teaching staff in July 1986 as a tutor. I then studied for a Masters degree by research from the James Cook University, Townsville Australia, from July 1997 and successfully completed the program in July 1999. I returned to Unitech and was promoted to a lecturership position. I was appointed acting head of Department in 2001 and served until 2004 engaging in teaching, research and supervision of of postgraduate students. I took up studies again in 2005 for PhD in sediment dynamics from the James Cook University and successfully completed in February 2009. I resumed teaching in the Department in March 2009. I was re-appointed acting HOD in September 2009. The new course in Radiotheray was re-introduced during my term as acting HOD. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010. I was then promoted to Associate Professor in Applied Physics before taking up my current role as Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) in May 2014. My research areas include fluid dynamics and sediment transport, river systems, deep sea sediment dynamics, oceanographic processes, carbon storage, climate change and renewable energy resources.

Educational Qualifications-degree,year: 

Ph.D.,Msc. (James Cook - Aust.), BSc.(UPNG)